AGON Sports in Berlin, Germany, have a big show in the works for May 28 - held again at their own venue and streamed through their own network. Already confirmed is that EU middleweight champ Marten Arsumanjan (11-1-1) will defend the title against Thomas Piccirillo (8-0-2), who is now promoted by AGON after upsetting Adam Amkhadov (7-2) twice.
More to come!
Serbian super middleweight Marko Nikolic (27-0) squares off against Russian Sergei Gorokhov (10-2-2) on April 23 in Belgrade. At stake is the vacant WBC International Silver 168-pound title.
WBC Interim and IBO female super welter champion Patricia Berghult (14-0) will most likely defend her titles against former IBF ruler Marie-Eve Dicaire (17-1) at the Bell Center in Montreal on June 18.
Berghult from Malmoe, Sweden, won the titles in November of 2019 but has been unable to fight since then mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Argentinian cruiser Mariano Angel Gudino has now finally been paid for his close, split decision loss to Norwegian Kai Robin Havnaa on November 19 in Oslo 2019 - but not by the promoter, Team Sauerland. He was paid by the agent in question, Italian Alessandro Ferrarini.
"No boxer will ever say he wasn't paid in a fight which I arranged," says Ferrarini, who adds that his reputation is worth more than the money involved. He will of course continue to seek to get money from Team Sauerland or Wasserman Boxing.
To cut a long story - as previously reported by BoxingScene on July 2, 2020 - Gudino tested positive for a forbidden substance, an asthma medicine, and was given a four month suspension by the Norwegian Federation. Gudino, who suffers from asthma, confessed to having taken the medicine before accepting a call as a last minute substitute to fight Havnaa.
The result of the doping test took an incredible four months to arrive so Gudino didn't begin his suspension until February 2020 and come June 2, 2020 it was over but he still wasn't paid.
As to why there are different versions of what took place. Promoter Nisse Sauerland claimed they suspected foul play and thus withheld the purse but that doesn't explain why Gudino's manager, Juan Pablo Manfredo, wasn't paid for airline tickets for a domestic flight inside Argentina and neither was Alessandro Ferrarini paid for his efforts
As for the Norwegian Federation, they washed their hands of the matter and say they never interfere with purses or contractual disputes.